Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) and Vickar Automotive Group have launched a $50,000 endowed scholarship fund for First Nation students, called the Vickar Automotive Group Southern Chiefs’ Organization Educational Scholarship. Vickar Automotive contributed $25,000, matched by SCO, to establish the endowed fund administered through The Winnipeg Foundation.
Starting in the 2021/2022 academic year, the Vickar Automotive Group Southern Chiefs' Organization Educational Scholarships will be awarded every year to a student attending Yellowquill College and a student attending the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT). The scholarship recipients must be a citizen of one of SCO’s 34 member First Nations. The recipients must also be active in their community, either contributing to their school community or the community-at-large.